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Here is a "Technical Difficulties" moment for The "U" Channel 26 WCIU in Chicago during it's first few weeks on the air. This occured during a commercial break. At least they made it interesting. (Actually the cynical side of me says this was staged, but who knows? Is it a coincidence that the technical difficulty only lasted almost exactly 1 minute?)
Voiceover by Richard Malmos.
This aired on Saturday, January 21st 1995.
Here's a technical difficulty moment from an airing of Lost in Space on WVTV Channel 18 in Milwuakee. Here the film breaks or something and you see a "One Moment Please" slide with their stylized 18 logo for a few seconds before they cut to a Golden Grahams cereal commercial.
This aired on local Milwaukee TV in the Summer of 1980.
Here's a technical difficulty moment during the Thursday Night Movie presentation of "Capone" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:
Commercial: Pioneer Village Motel & Restaurant - I-80 at Minden Nebraska Exit (comes in at end)
WGN Thursday Night Movie bumper
11 seconds of black
WGN Television Chicago Station ID slide (on for 33 seconds)
"Please Stand By" slide (on for 9 seconds before returning to the movie)
Here's a technical difficulties moment from the CBS Special Movie Presentation of "Something For Joey". We see a Johnny Morris WBBM Sports bumper followed by a Gaines Gravy Train dog food sponser slide, and then the return of the movie - which is soon cut short by the TD moment.
It was moments like these where we didn't know if the missiles were already on their way or not. ;-)
"Operating difficulties have caused an interruption in programming. We shall resume...
Here's a little technical difficulty moment from The 3:00 Movie presentation of the 1969 film "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" on WLS Channel 7. Includes:
Tail end of commercial for Mountain Dew soda - "Give Me a Dew"
3:00 Movie "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" bumper
Film transmission comes in before the start, with a brief showing of a frame reading: DRAC R-2, with an upside-down '3', before the next part of the film commences...
Though it's from Philly TV, it's still neat - here's a technical difficulties moment during an episode of Rock World on WTAF Channel 29 out of Philadelphia. We interrupt a two-fer of Tim Curry's 1980 musical forays - "I Do The Rock" followed by "Paradise Garage", with one of the best technical difficulties cards I've seen in a while.
This aired on local Philadelphia TV early Saturday, July 12th 1980.
Here's a bumper (which kind of becomes a technical difficulties moment too) from The Late Show on WBBM Channel 2. Features a strange clown in a booth with stars.
This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday, January 21st 1984.
Here's a technical difficulties moment during the ABC Friday Night Movie presentation of "Kingdom of the Spiders" on WTVW Channel 7 in Evansville, Indiana. We get to see their "Technical Difficulties - Please Stand By" slide.
This aired on local Evansville TV on Friday, July 31st 1981.
Here's the opening for Sunday Movie Eleven on WTTW Channel 11 featuring the film "The Titfield Thunderbolt". They have a bit of a technical difficulty getting the film started.
Also includes a Kraft Foods sponsorship slide and a WTTW Station ID slide at the beginning.
All voiceovers by Marty Robinson.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, April 15th 1979.